* AlasPoorScrappy: Despite [[spoiler: Tina]] being disliked, she dies sacrificing herself so that Jamie can get to safety.
* AssPull:
** The Man In Black. WordOfGod claims that they didn't even know who he should be before the next film was made.
** Retconning the twist ending of 4 is seen as this too.
* CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming: Nurse Patsey trying to do what she can to give Jamie the emotional support and care she has desperately needed, as does Rachel, who seems to have stayed a lot closer to Jamie than their parents did since last year.
* EnsembleDarkhorse:
** A lot people think that Jamie is the only reason to watch this movie, primarily for Danielle Harris giving a great performance and the fact she doesn't actually do anything obnoxious.
** Likewise a lot of fans were furious at [[spoiler: Rachel]] getting killed off, claiming she would have made a better protagonist than Tina.
* {{Narm}}: Jamie screams out "Cookie Woman!" after having a vision of Tina in trouble. The line wouldn't be narm, but it's the fact Dr. Loomis, being half-crazed, is pretty much forcing Jamie into screaming out where Tina is, leading to the Cookie Woman line.
* NarmCharm: It should be noted that Donald Pleasence's confused delivery of "Cookie Woman... Cookie Woman???" is the best line in the film.
* ReplacementScrappy: Tina gets this for being the protagonist instead of [[spoiler: Rachel]], who gets killed off early on.
* TheScrappy: Spitz, Mikey, Samantha, Billy, the two comic relief Cops.... Really, it's just a cast full of Scrappies. [[spoiler: Thankfully they all die by the end of the movie, except for Billy (who's mercifully the least offensive of them).]]
* SignatureScene: The only other reason to watch this movie besides Danielle Harris's performance is to see Loomis take Michael down. Even vocal detractors loved it. Loomis traps Michael in a net, shoots him with tranq darts, and then proceeds to wail on him with a 2x4. Even a stroke can't stop the BadassGrandpa.
* {{Tearjerker}}: Though the scene where Michael is called uncle, sheds a tear, takes off his mask, and reels back in shame when Jamie tries to touch him could be considered {{narm}}, consider this; Michael may be FAR from sympathetic, but it seemed that there was at least some bit of humanity in his heart. Considering that he never openly takes any joy in killing (just pure emotionless killing, with some sinister tendencies), this implies that Michael is a slave to evil. A disease that can never, EVER be cured. And for a moment...he knew this.
** A lot of fans generally consider Michael's crying to be a VillainDecay moment. The viewpoint being that Michael crying kills the scary aura of him and the original concept of Michael being pure evil .
** The PeekABooCorpse in the attic. As if Jamie hadn't been through enough up to that point.

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